NetLibrary & Windows Media Player: how-to

May 11, 2009

Maybe you’ve successfully downloaded an audiobook from NetLibrary. Maybe using NetLibrary drives you mad. If it makes you feel any better, your friendly web-team members fall into both camps. Some days it is a breeze and other days you want to bang your head on the wall.

NetLibrary has made some changes recently, so this week is a refresher course on downloading audiobooks. Here’s the skinny:

NetLibrary offers WMA and MP3 audiobooks.

  • WMA means they cannot be played on an iPod.
  • MP3 books can be played on an iPod.

You will need software to use NetLibrary.

  • Windows Media Player
  • NetLibrary Media Center

You must register for an account with NetLibrary before you can check out a book.

NetLibrary how-to: step by step

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

1. Download a NetLibrary audiobook.

2. If you have an mp3 player, transfer the book to your player.

3. If you have any problems, ask for help in the comments.

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2 Responses to “NetLibrary & Windows Media Player: how-to”

  1. Jesse Says:

    I think it’s important to note that even though the MP3 books can be played on iPods, you’ll still need a Windows computer in order to download the files. With the MP3 books, you can download with a Windows computer and then transfer them (via thumbdrive) to a non-Windows computer.

  2. Jenny Says:

    This is a great reminder – thanks! And I hadn’t thought about putting the books on a thumb drive in order to get them to a non-Windows computer. Thanks for the tip!


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